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214 Richardson St. is ‘the other finger building’

Eye On Real Estate: Brooklyn's Ugliest Buildings

March 12, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brownstoner.com mocked this Robert Scarano-designed dark-gray brick tower – which sticks up between two low-rise buildings like it’s flipping the bird – with a catchy nickname, “the other finger building.”

That’s because at the end of the block, a tower designed by Karl Fischer also looks like it’s flipping off the neighborhood, which real estate websites identify either as Williamsburg or as Greenpoint.

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The Richardson Street tower – which has a chunk of an old red-brick wall as its front entrance and was built by developer John Ruha –  was nominated by a blogger named Miss Heather as a candidate for an online Ugliest Brooklyn Building contest a few years back. Do you think time has tamped down its ugliness?

Do you think this building is one of Brooklyn’s Ugliest? What’s your (un)favorite Ugly B’klyn Building? Comment below.

 


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